Chennai: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko walked out in a huff in the middle of a television interview when asked whether his party was offered a huge sum by Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).
A visibly-angry Vaiko was seen getting up from his seat before the question was completed, saying: “I am cancelling the interview with this.”
The interviewer had asked Vaiko whether the MDMK “which is acting as the B-team of AIADMK was offered Rs.1,500 crore by the ruling party”.
To an earlier question on what basis he had levelled a charge against DMK that it had offered Rs.500 crore and 80 seats to DMDK to join its alliance, Vaiko said: “It was on the basis of reliable information I told that.”
Vaiko said he would face the issue in the court.
The interview clip was uploaded on social media.
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On Friday speaking to reporters, Vaiko had alleged that DMK had offered DMDK led by actor-turned-politician A.Vijaykant 80 seats to contest and Rs.500 crore cash if he joined the DMK alliance.
DMK president M.Karunanidhi immediately sent Vaiko a legal notice for defaming him, demanding withdrawal of the false statement within seven days and expressing regret over it.